Photinia: Aphids

Photo by: A.L. Antonelli
Use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for successful plant problem management.

Aphids on photinia are variously colored, from yellowish or greenish to black. They are soft-bodied insects less than 1/8" long. Aphids often feed in large groups and typically are found on new growth, including both leaves and shoots. Heavy infestations can cause yellowing or wilting of foliage. New growth may be stunted. Aphids often produce honeydew, a sweet, sticky material that may attract ants or become covered with a growth of dark sooty mold.

Management Options

Select Non-chemical Management Options as Your First Choice!!
Revision Date:4/23/2014
Apply when aphids or damage is first noticed. Apply oils in delayed dormant period to kill overwintering eggs. Homeowners should not make foliar applications to trees over 10 ft tall. Consult a commercial pesticide applicator for treatment of trees and shrubs over 10 ft. tall.

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Hortsense web site created by Carrie Foss, Pesticide Education, and Art Antonelli, Extension Entomology, WSU Puyallup
Pesticide information review provided by Catherine Daniels, Washington State Pest Management Resource Service
Database programs developed for Hortsense by Kathleen Duncan, Computer Resources, WSU Pullman
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